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Fort Dodge 8th graders head to girls state track

Myers breaks another school record at SEP

Submitted photo: The Fort Dodge eighth grade girls track squad will have seven athletes competing at state in Gilbert on Saturday. Dodger qualifiers are, front row (left to right): Meah McCaleb, Elleena Dunn and Ashlyn Wills. Back: Cadence Touney, Lucy Porter, Mariah Myers and Tristen Holst.

PLEASANT HILL — Fort Dodge eighth grader Mariah Myers shattered her second school track record of the week during a meet at Southeast Polk on Thursday.

Myers took second in the shot put with a mark of 33-11.75. That broke the record established by Tia Koepke in 2000 (33-2).

Myers also had a school-best discus effort recently, breaking Tammy Utley’s 30-year-old mark. Myers won the discus at Southeast Polk at 93-2.

The 4×200-meter relay team of Lucy Porter, Tristen Holst, Meah McCaleb and Ashlyn Wills was second in 1:59.09. The 4×400 (Jazelle Strong, Peyton Hawkins, Paige Lloyd and Porter) placed fifth.

The Dodgers eighth graders will compete at the state meet on Saturday morning in Gilbert, beginning at 9 a.m. Myers will be in the shot put, as well as the 100-meter dash alongside teammate Cadence Touney.

Fort Dodge will have four relay events in action as well: the 4×100 (Elleena Dunn, Myers, McCaleb and Holst), the 4×200 (Touney, Dunn, Porter and Wills), the 4×400 (Wills, Porter, Holst and McCaleb), and the sprint medley relay (Wills, Dunn, McCaleb and Holst).

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